The PS5 version of Resident Evil 7 and recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 have arrived on the PlayStation Network.
Capcom announced in March that the games would launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S this year, though a release date has yet to be confirmed. As spotted by PlayStation update tracker @PlayStationSize, all three titles have now appeared on PSN as PS5 versions, leading to speculation that they could be released to coincide with the show. Summer Game Fest this week or Capcom’s own digital event next week.
Capcom previously said the next-generation upgrades would be free to current owners of the game. “Upgrade patches for all three games will also be released to PC players for free when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions | S debut. Capcom said next-gen console versions of the game will include “visual enhancements” but did not reveal whether there will be new features beyond what’s already in the game.
Both Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 remake received extremely positive reviews, with both games being seen as spectacular returns to the series. However, the remake of Resident Evil 3 was not loved by the critics. This is partly because the remake’s changes to the original are so far apart. Different from the character line, the way of telling the story, the context makes the game quickly disparaged by the gaming community.
Capcom recently confirmed that a Resident Evil 4 remake is in development and is scheduled to release on March 24, 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. According to Capcom, the remake of Resident Evil 4 will keep the essence of the original game, while “introducing modernized gameplay, reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics”. Today, they said that they are planning to give a completely new look at the game during the upcoming Capcom Showcase event on June 13, so stay tuned.